From Hindupedia, the Hindu Encyclopedia
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- not afraid; fearless
- cowherd; shepherd
- an ancient pastoral and martial tribe with several subgroups (also pronounced as “āhīra”) found in the states of Rajasthan, Gujarat, Uttar Pradesh and Punjab; in brahminical codes, the offspring(s) of a brāhmaņa father and an ambaşţha mother (M. Sańhitā).
Sometimes transliterated as: Abhira, AbhIra, AAbhira